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Poised to Kill    by Brian Lutterman order for
Poised to Kill
by Brian Lutterman
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Salvo Press, 2004 (2004)
*   Reviewed by Mary Ann Smyth

Poised to Kill includes enough intrigue, mystery, devious behavior, treachery, terrorists, and corporate politics to satisfy anyone's yearning for action. Oh, yeh, throw in a kidnapping also. This is the author's second book, which surprised me, as it reads like a first that needs just one more rewrite. The action, which occupies much of the story, is very satisfying. The plot has all sorts of entanglements, keeping the reader in suspense right up to the last page.

At times, I had to stop to catch my breath to keep up with the story line. However, I had problems with scenes and characterizations, as there was not much to anchor the action to any one location. Descriptions were sparse, and I found it hard to imagine where events took place. I still am not sure what the protagonist looked like and the players, in general, seemed standoffish, as though they didn't want us to know them. The strength of this story lies in its breathtaking action.

Note: The book will be available in April 2004.

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